Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 2 Spatial and Product Design 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs T. Tippett.

Recommended Prior Learning

A minimum of 10 credits from Level 1; or by HoD approval, by demonstrating your drawing ability.


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This course builds on from the Level 1 Product and Spatial design course and enables students to begin to specialise further in one field; product design or spatial design (Students will only work on one project throughout the year based within their chosen field).

It is a DESIGN base course. In this course students learn:

  1. To complete a project in their chosen field using the design process
  2. To further develop and extend their ability to use visual communication techniques
  3. To extend the depth of thinking around design opportunities and constraints
  4. To further develop and extend their use of design vocabulary
  5. To further develop and extend their visual presentations

This course is eligible for course endorsement, as it includes an external achievement standard. 

Please note students will do either the product design project option or the spatial design project option achievement standard, but not both. Therefore the total credits offered are a maximum of 17 in this course.

Learning Areas:

Design and Materials Technology


NCEA Level 3 Spatial and Product Design 301

Career Pathways

Architect, Architectural Technician, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Landscape Architect

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a $20 contribution toward consumable materials that students use.
Students will be required to purchase the stationery from the school stationery list.